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Priority Project 17 Priority Project 17

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.
Railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava

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The railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava is an east-west oriented axis crossing very densely populated areas in the centre of Europe. It touches upon four Member States: France, Germany, Austria and Slovakia.


Regular reporting on the progress of this project has been made available through the annual activity reports of the European Coordinator, Mr Péter Balázs.

Learn more about the active projects managed by the Agency that make up Priority Project 17:

As this website continues to be updated and enhanced, more project information will be added as it becomes available!

Priority TEN-axis No. 17 “Paris–Strasbourg–Munich–Vienna–Bratislava”, section “Salzburg–Vienna”; “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study necessary for the implementation of the gap-closure Salzburg–Steindorf/Straßwalchen”

Priority TEN-axis No. 17 “Paris–Strasbourg–Munich–Vienna–Bratislava”, section “Salzburg–Vienna”; “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study necessary for the implementation of the gap-closure Linz–Wels”

Planning the construction of a new railway connection between Munich Airport and the European railway corridor TEN PP 17 between Munich and Salzburg

Pummersdorfer Tunnel

Priority TEN-T axis No. 17 Paris–Strasbourg–Stuttgart–Vienna–Bratislava, Freight train bypass St. Pölten - Western connection

Works for the St. Polten freight train pass

Lambach–Breitenschützing line improvements and works

Gap closure east of Amstetten Station

Linz Trimodal

Terminal Wien Inzersdorf - Planning, (PP 17 – Section: Vienna-Salzburg)

New high speed railway line "LGV Est " - second phase: section Baudrecourt-Vendenheim

Four-track development of the Western Line, construction project Ybbs-Amstetten, Burgstaller Tunnel (skeleton construction)

Four-track development of the Western Line Vienna-Salzburg: gap closure St. Pölten-Loosdorf (freight rail bypass) bridge construction works

Four-track development of the Western Line Vienna-Linz: Melk railway station

Preliminary planning for the electrification of Markt Schwaben-Tüßling-Freilassing

New railway high speed line "LGV Est "Second phase: section Baudrecourt-Vendenheim

Equipment with ETCS of the railway section Emmerich (border)-Oberhausen as part of the Corridor A Rotterdam-Genoa

Works for construction and modernisation of the section between Kehl-Appenweier

Works for the construction of the high speed line between Stuttgart and Wendlingen

Works and studies for upgrading of the section München-Mühldorf-Freilassing, cross-border section DE/AT

Works for the construction of a high speed line between Wendlingen and Ulm

Works for the modernisation of the cross border section Salzburg–German border

Works and studies for upgrading the Wien-Bratislava railway line (6 sub-projects)

High speed railway line "LGV Est " section Vaires-Baudrecourt-Saarbrücken: Migration of ERTMS, corridor Paris-Frankfurt

Upgrade of Augsburg-Olching section for high speed railway traffic

Studies for the new construction of the Stuttgart-Ulm high speed line

High speed line east – Vaires-Baudrecourt section: new maintenance facility at Ourcq and new stations

Equipment of A-Network with ETCS Level 1 Phase 1: Linz-Salzburg and Wels-Passau